I found out yesterday that a new drug has been given the go ahead for Europe for Endometriosis. It's called Visanne. But I'm struggling to find out a lot about it. Apparently it contains 2mg of dienogest which is a synthetic hormone (progestogen which I can have!) but it worries me that upon researching it a little more, it's a synthetic steroid... Steroids are not good for your body right? But surely me taking HTR tablets which people take when they have breast cancer and other horrible things are not good?
Anyway, I found this 'In summary, directly acts on endometrial tissue in progestogenic response, such as decidualization, increased prolactin production and growth retardation. These data imply that exerts direct effect in suppressing growth of endometriotic implants.' So in I'm tired and worn out English, this means it helps to reduce the size on the endometrial lesions? Therefore reducing my MANY symptoms?
Hmmm, I want to know exactly how strong and bad the tablets are. I want to read about people's experiences of taking them. I need more information before I get excited.
I'm going to Holland and Barrett when I get paid, I've a list of tablets which may help me to feel better. Since returning to work after my Christmas break, I've never felt so exhausted and energy-less :-( I'm bloated BIG time, I feel uncomfortable, I do not have the energy to do anything, I just want to sleep from 7pm at night and take naps in the afternoon. I keep getting cramping, I get pains shooting pains in the tops of my legs along with aching muscles and my skin is horrible again including my back :-( And, I can't remember the last time I had a period. A proper normal 4-5 day one with a few weeks break. Do you know what, I can't even remember how long every cycle is! I think, ummm.... It was about 5 years ago, and even then it was FAR from normal.
Anyway, I'm just moaning. I just need to moan and get it all out before I go to bed! I know there are tons of people worse off that me out there, and I know that some people can't get out of bed in the morning - I couldn't if it wasn't for my morning supplement(!!!) of hormones hahaha!
I'm starting to ramble now and write off track. I'll blog more beauty soon, honest!!!